CEO told me to stay home while state evaluators vist the place I work..:( - page 2

I started this new job about 2.5 months ago..State evaluators are at my place of work evaluating our LTC facility..The CEO told me to stay home and dont work those days that they are here..Is it... Read More

  1. by   Gromit
    couldn't agree more with Caliotter and the others.
    "state day" (or week, depending) is just no fun -tempers run close to the boiling point, the "head honchos" are everywhere worrying themselves (and the staff) silly, and everyone tries to walk on eggshells. The state-folk tend to ask stupid questions that at times seem designed to trip you up, and can cause real damage to morale and careers.
    Whenever these types are expected to come around, I usually try to schedule a vacation or something like that. I don't know of anyone who has had to deal with them, who would claim to enjoy it.
    You're new there. Count this as a reprieve, not an insult or slight in any way.
  2. by   Sunflowerinsc
    I agree that it's great NOT to be there for a survey. But I would wonder why the admistration did not think their facitily did not train new people to be ready for a survery. After all, every thing they ask a nurse about is from the facitily policies. Its not just things "for the inspection." Its every day policies to be done in the right way. (I Know, I know, its the Real World day to day!)
  3. by   Gromit
    They probably felt she was too green, and would (could?) be intimidated by the inspectors.
    I've been on my floor for almost three years, but I couldn't rattle off every policy -I just tell 'em "I'm not sure, but I'll find out" and go look it up. But some folks are more easily intimidated than I. Who knows? But for a short-timer, I'd just take it the way it seems -no slight intended toward her.
  4. by   KJRN79
    This is off topic, but I had a weirdly similar conversation with my hs son today...some sort of national accreditation people are at his high school this week and he said it's the first time since he has been in hs (he's a junior) that there has been soap or paper towels in the boys' room. I told him to tell one of the inspectors. He is afraid that if he does something like that he won't get into college (because his high school would fail this accreditation.) I find the whole subject revolting. no soap, no paper towels for close to THREE YEARS???????? That is ridiculous.
  5. by   austin heart
    Ha, in my many years as a nurse I have never been on duty for a JCAHO inspection, lol. I work weekends now but before I always scheduled myself off when we knew they where coming. It is not that I don't feel confident in myself if they where to interview me, I just don't want to deal with the hassle and pressure from my employer. We had our visit last week (did VERY well) and inspectors interviewed nurses for HOURS at a time. Kinda a hassle to deal with even if you do pass your full load off to another nurse while you are gone, you still gatta catch up when you get back.
    Consider yourself lucky. :spin:
  6. by   prmenrs
    I'm w/everyone else. Be thankful, very, very thankful you don't have to deal w/those fun-loving surveyors.

    When I hear they're in the neighborhood, I try to come down w/some illness that clears up the minute they leave. I don't want to even have to give them the correct time.
  7. by   bethin
    Consider yourself lucky. On my first day as a CNA in LTC I asked a nurse where an item was and the state person was there. The state woman grilled me on why I didn't know where this item was. It was not a critical item, it was something like batteries for the razor or toothpaste. She grilled me for 5 mins until I meekly told her I had a pt waiting.

    I've been lucky ever since. I only work weekends so I'm never there when state is or JCAHO
  8. by   RNDreamer
    Personally, if I were new I would not want to be around either...However, I thought that when the state was coming, facilities will have "in service", to have employees refreshed on how to do skills properly, etc?
  9. by   Rizpah
    Hospital visits are announced? WOW! LTC visits are not announced and there are big penalties if they are. Surveys are always a surprise WHEW-HOO!